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Tuesday, May 17 • 14:45 - 15:30
Satellite and GEO-ICT Data for Precision Agriculture FULL

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mPower social enterprises ltd. is providing ICT support to implement geodata based projects in Bangladesh which aims to provide cost-effective but actionable and targeted agriculture information to rural farmers in Bangladesh especially regarding weather and disease. By partnering with geo-information service providers this project we use satellite image to analyse the crop growth and based on this growth information we send targeted information to farmers about best agronomoy practises for this particular growth stage through SMS. In collaboration with local weather department we also provide targeted weather information to vegetable farmers about early warning so that they can take preventaive measure to protect their crop.

We also work extensively with Wageningen university in Netherlands on a project named Geopotato, where we are building a model to predict late blight disease of potato. Late blight is a major disease of potato all across the world and farmers often spray every week as part of preventive mechanism which is very expensive This forecasting model will alert the potato growers in Bangladesh when probablity of infection is high so that they can do preventive spraying which will reduce the chance of blight attack and as well as the production cost.

In this session the key empahises will be to present the range of applications satellite data can bring to agriculture across the globe, how such service can be designed and implemented easily, learnings and challenges of existing projects that we are implementing. 

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Sadman Sadek

Team Lead, Service Innovation, mPower Social Enterprises Limited
Sadman Sadek is working as Team Lead in mPower and has years of experience in designing and implementing sustainable ICT solutions in the area of agriculture, health, livestock & digital finance. He is a key member of mPower eAgriculture unit and providing support to three large eAgriculture... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 14:45 - 15:30 EAT
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